Microcredential Courses

The Zeiter Literacy Development Center in the UNLV College of Education currently offers five microcredential courses that educators can choose from to support educators working or interested in Title I settings. Courses are offered multiple times a semester with defined start and stop data, and participants will have one month to complete their work for credit.

Current Microcredential Courses Offered:

  • Homelessness & Housing Vulnerability
  • Engaging English Language Learners
  • Engaging Learners with Literacy
  • Engaging Students with Learning Data
  • Engaging Students with Science & STEM
asynchronous engagement

Participants work through units in an asynchronous and individualized manner (with the exception of Course Orientation). Feedback on key assignments and instructional support is provided via email and Zoom as necessary. Course activities support reflective thinking on practice for Title I settings, and each unit has an individualized growth and development planning process embedded.

Course orientation

On the first Monday of courses, you will be expected to attend a virtual (web-live) orientation that introduces you to the course format, instructor/s, and walks you through strategies that will help you be successful. Time choices are 5-6 PM PST and 6-7 PM PST. You will be provided a Zoom link via your registration email the Friday prior to orientation.

Registration

Each course has a fee of $60 payable on Eventbrite. An additional fee ($15 for CCSD and $20 for Non-CCSD) will be payable to the Professional Learning Education office for those wanting PDE credit. Registration closes the Wednesday prior to course start dates — please ensure you are attending to registration closing dates on Eventbrite.

Call for Proposals: New Microcredential Courses

The Zeiter Center, in collaboration with the Nevada Forward grants seek to develop micro-credential courses for educator professional development. We are seeking a total of eight new microcredential courses which will serve to supplement, reify, and expand the professional knowledge and experiences of educators statewide and beyond. Previous microcredential courses developed since 2020 have focused on Title I engagement including a focus on: Homelessness and Housing Vulnerability, Science and STEM: Learning, Literacy and Engagement, Learning Analytics for Title 1 settings, and English Language Learners. Creating these credentials help develop world class non-university credit bearing professional development, supporting educators with authentic, meaningful, and relevant experiences positioning them as educational leaders in their contexts.

Proposal themes should center around one of two broad themes: 1) Parental Involvement and Family Engagement or 2) Identities and Intersectionalities. Each course will develop an introduction module, four content modules, and a synthesis module, following guidelines that will be shared with selected proposers. Each course will total 15 hours of asynchronous engagement drawing upon, video lectures, readings, activities, experiences, and reflections of learning.

Successful course proposers/developers will be compensated with up to $5,000 upon the completion and submission of materials meeting final approval. Please note: applicants employed by NSHE are not permitted to apply at this time.

Please review the proposal requirements and email NV-EPIC with any questions. 

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